TIMELINE: The story of Detroit’s water

TIMELINE: The story of Detroit’s water

This timeline is a work in progress, and an evolving research tool for individuals and communities working to establish and maintain equitable public water systems in Detroit and w ...

From vacant to vibrant: Detroit businessman seeks to revitalize neighborhoods

From vacant to vibrant: Detroit businessman seeks to revitalize neighborhoods

Williams seeks to help families move into refurbished homes block by block, restoring vitality to the communities. His program, Dream for a Dream, is based on the idea he can both ...

Detroit Deltas open social justice charter

Detroit Deltas open social justice charter

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has become the first Black sorority to open a charter school. The Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy for Social Justice is designed to help its studen ...

‘The Trees Will Grow Again’

‘The Trees Will Grow Again’

The video raises awareness about injustices against Palestinian people. It calls for a boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel in the wake of the recent attacks on the peo ...

Tennis offers more than competition and championships for Detroit youth

Tennis offers more than competition and championships for Detroit youth

For the young athletes who can afford it, tennis offers more than competition and championships, in the form of college scholarships and great networking opportunities, Detroit pla ...

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Too many funerals As I watched the moment shape the justly redeemed Sharpton, my heart was heavy. How many more funerals before things really change? There are just too many funera ...

Corporate waters

Corporate waters

Once again EM Orr is making a decision against the interests of the people and laying the groundwork for turning water into a commodity. He has selected a company with a questionab ...

EPA to require air pollution measurements in Black communities

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA WASHINGTON — For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency may require oil refineries to regularly measure the air quality at their perimeters. These fence line measurements will give surrounding communities — largely low-income communities of color — data on the level of pollution they are exposed to each day. The EPA’s proposed rule changes are the result of a lawsuit brough ...

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Trayvon’s mom to Michael’s mom: ‘If they refuse to hear us, we will make them feel us.’

I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence. Of particular concern is that so many of these gun violence cases involve children far too young. ...

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THINKING FOR OURSELVES: Suburban waters

Almost every independent analysis of the water system points out that currently Detroiters are paying more than they should for water and suburbanites are paying less than they should. No suburban resident pays Detroit. Detroit only sells to municipal customers. It cannot make a profit on water. ...

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Detroit community object to 43 students in a classroom

This fall, back to school for Detroit Public School students means more school closings and 43 students per classroom. Teachers expect a 10 percent pay cut among other reductions, according to the district’s new deficit elimination plan and budget proposal, which was approved by the state Aug. 20. ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

After you have been on the planet 67 years plus 11 months, you figure out a few things. Tomorrow may never arrive. Tragically there will be plenty of other trips to make for the cause because white privilege has a way of whacking us at will year in and year out. Only the names of the victims and travel times change. ...

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Ferguson shooting called America’s ‘tipping point’ amid demands for officer’s arrest

But, the mass unrest in Ferguson — a predominately Black suburb under largely white political rule — has become what some believe is a “tipping point” that will ultimate lead to change in police-community relationships around the country. ...

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